“All those given to silence are dyspeptic.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
I’m a natural introvert. Growing up, I was always socially awkward and super nerdy. I spent most of my time reading books and writing crappy existentialist fiction, rather than going out and socializing. In the long run this worked out pretty well, but I’ve always felt like I missed out on something.
When college rolled around, I decided to reinvent myself as a more outgoing guy. The process was incredibly difficult, but well worth it. Now I feel like it’s time to take my social skills to the next level.
For this months challenge, I am going to try and mold myself into the most charismatic man possible. I’m going to try and become the guy who always has the perfect thing to say, and who can talk to anybody. To do so I am going to approach and converse with one hundred random strangers before the end of the month, deliver a presentation, and study all the great orators.
I’m not going to lie, this challenge is going to be difficult. Since I’m naturally inclined not to talk to people, I’ll have to completely alter my thinking process. Despite the difficulty curve, I think that completing this task will be one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.